This black activist's memoir is like a freeze frame of the late 1960s and early 1970s. Though the polemical rhetoric is dated, the book is an otherwise compelling tale of the impact of white racism on a sensitive and powerful young black woman. Born Joanne Chesimard, she took an African name to confirm her commitment to black liberation, joined militant organizations, and was ultimately convicted of the murder of a New Jersey highway patrol officer in 1977. Her descriptions of life in prison and the vagaries of the court system are especially wrenching. Living now in Cuba as an escaped felon, she continues her utopian plea for revolution. Recommended for large libraries and specialists. Anthony O. Edmonds, Ball State Univ., Muncie, Ind.
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"A deftly written book . . . A spellbinding tale." —The New York Times Book Review
Very good book. Must read! Loved the way she told the story. We are still living in those same times. Hopefully we can rise up and do what needs to be done. Love Mama Assata!!Published 6 days ago by dorisha smith
Everyone should read this, no matter what political leaning. This is an important glimpse at history that is still in action today. Read morePublished 20 days ago by J. Teeple
Great read, gives an excellent account of her story beyond what the media lead the public to believe.Published 28 days ago by Ashley Billue
Why would anyone want to buy a book from a MURDERER. Who is on the run? Once she turns herself in and admits she WRONGLY took someone's life - maybe. But this is a LOAD OF CRAP. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mtngirl
An absolute gem. You can feel Assata's courage and heroism, as well as her struggle caught in America's systematically racist judicial system.Published 1 month ago by Ardavan Darab Davaran
Awful quality. Just awful.
And why is it Amazon decided the Confederate Flag is a symbol of racism yet Amazon still offers for sale the EXTREMELY RACIST Afro American Map... Read more